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  2. Good to know. I was getting a little worried something was wrong with how long he was on his back. Thanks again for both of your help.
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  4. 1. keep flipping on his back Let him be. He is trying to dry his underside abdomen. He will eventually flip himself up the right way. This is very normal for beetle species to do after the full molting process for couple days. If you kept it in wet floral foam or its natural pupal cell, it should be okay, and will turn it over on its own. 2. white spots forming on the foam It shouldn't be much of a problem. Just scratch it off, and make it better in airflow. 3. Is this good enough or should I go bigger? Not a problem. 18cm cube container is big enough.
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  6. Thanks, this is about what I was expecting but wanted to be sure. I'm probably going to move him within the next day or two because he does keep flipping on his back and I am starting to see white spots forming on the foam which can't be good. One more question regarding the rehouse: What size enclosure should I put him in? He's a little guy at ~7cm and I was thinking of putting him in the container I kept him in as a larva which is a ~18cm cube. Is this good enough or should I go bigger?
  7. D. hercules is not a picky, sensitive species, so lightly handling them right next day shouldn't be a problem. However, it is always better to let it be for couple extra days to a week until you re-house them in a clean substrate, sphagnum moss, or others.
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  9. What does it mean if he's flipped on his back? He's done it a couple times and then righted himself after a while.
  10. Ratmosphere

    Freshly emerged male Lucanus placidus

    Looking real nice.
  11. Wait a few more days and then you can re-house him. Just make sure he's not flipped on his back.
  12. I've put my hercules beetle in a foam pupal chamber to monitor him better and he just emerged Wednesday. I know they then go through an inactive period of ~2-3 weeks until they come out to find food, so now I am wondering when it is safe to move him out of the cell and into his adult enclosure. Is he safe to move now that his elytra are dark or should I wait until he is active and starts trying to dig his way out?
  13. Lebenet

    Freshly emerged male Lucanus placidus

    Congrats, he is pretty !
  14. A freshly emerged male Lucanus placidus from a female collected at the State Louisiana in 2018.
  15. Peter Clausen

    AZ Trip

    If I was going to make a day trip out of Phoenix to see a few bugs in general I'd head up into the Superstition Mountains and flip some rocks. You may see some fun tenebs, scorpions, etc. I've found Arenivaga sp. roaches under rocks there in the Tortilla Flat area. Definitely nice to get out of the city limits and that's a pretty close spot to target.
  16. Peter Clausen

    Metallic Green Click Beetles

    Dung beetles and the aforementioned title species...
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  18. Danny

    yo, long time man...IM BACK!!!!

  19. Not about beetles, but earlier this year, I got this extremely comprehensive book from Japan about the natural history of Birdwing butterflies, by Hirotaka Matsuka - http://kawamo.co.jp/roppon-ashi/sub177e.htm I've never before seen such a complete treatment of the subject - the amount of work involved in producing it must have been incredible. It even includes photos of the caterpillars and chrysalises.
  20. Pewrune

    AZ Trip

    Tip: granti lives around 1500 meters elevation. weather is very different in the mountains.
  21. arizonablue

    AZ Trip

    You're not likely to find much in December, despite our mild winters. Maybe some darkling beetles. Payson is a good locale for D. grantii, but not in December, and you're almost definitely not going to find D. grantii anywhere in Phoenix regardless of the time of year.
  22. JKim

    AZ Trip

    Phoenix is tooooo city-like place to collect scarabs. I'm sure you can find one or two, but would you collect one or two or rather collect over 10 in Payson? I don't think they are still alive and actively flying and feeding right now, but Payson is only an hour driving away from Phoenix.
  23. Ratmosphere

    AZ Trip

    I usually always do, fly out to the artists I want to collect work from. No chance for D. grantii? Heard they're mostly found in Payson and wondering if theres a chance they can be found in Pheonix.
  24. JKim

    AZ Trip

    In December? Maybe some dung beetle relatives like Aphodiinae, Geotrupidae, Bolboceratidae, etc. or any decomposers like Silphidae kinds... AND probably depending on the collection sites. It looks like some locations in Arizona gets HEAVY snows. Is there any particular reason that you are going out of state to get tattoo...??
  25. Ratmosphere

    AZ Trip

    Going to Pheonix AZ to get tattooed mid December. Will there be any beetles I can search for? Or are they not found that time of year?
  26. All About Arthropods

    Instagram

    Mine is @allaboutarthropods. Posting things from beetles to roaches to isopods almost daily!
  27. Peter Clausen

    Some AZ Beetles

    Tiger beetles and a longhorn from the recent trip...
  28. Peter Clausen

    Instagram

    mine is: https://www.instagram.com/bugsincyberspace
  29. The Mantis Menagerie

    Instagram

    Since this thread was resurrected, mine is @themantismenagerie (just like everywhere else).
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